Akron Bracketology Update

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Less than an hour remains until the brackets are released for the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Where will Akron be heading?

As we inch closer to the announcement of the brackets this evening, let's take a brief look at what are likely the final updates to the various bracket predictions:

ESPN Bracketology: (12) Akron vs. (5) Wisconsin in San Jose, Calif. (Midwest Regional) -- The other matchup in this pod is (4) Saint Louis vs. (13) New Mexico State. A third round tilt between the Zips and Billikens would be fascinating, indeed.

SI Bracketology: (12) Akron vs. (5) Arizona in San Jose, Calif. (West Regional) -- The other matchup in this pod is (4) Syracuse vs. (13) New Mexico State.

CBS Bracketology: (13) Akron vs. (4) Syracuse in San Jose, Calif. (West Regional) -- The other matchup in this pod is (5) Wisconsin vs. the winner of a play-in game between La Salle and Tennesee.

USA Today Bracketology: (13) Akron vs. (4) Kansas State in Kansas City, Mo. (Midwest Regional) -- The other matchup in this pod is (5) Wisconsin vs. the winner of a play-in game between Boise State and La Salle.

Yahoo! Bracketology: Yahoo!'s Brad Evans has Akron listed as the 51st team in the field and the highest #13 seed. Bucknell and Belmont are the automatic qualifiers listed as possible #12 seeds. Potential opponents, according to Evans, include #4 seeds Michigan, Marquette, Syracuse and Kansas State OR #5 seeds Saint Louis, Oklahoma State, UCLA, and Arizona.

It appears that Akron has moved up the board very slightly, right to that border between the #12 and #13 seeds. In any event, it appears that most think that the Zips will be sent out west, which can't be good news for their fans.

We'll update this story immediately after Akron's name shows up on the CBS selection show broadcast, which begins promptly at 6:00pm ET.

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